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    Today, 10:43 AM
    Bump again
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    Today, 05:27 AM
    When I used the gradually tapered nail in the (non-rotating) drill press to open up the .25 caliber power load, it just opened it a small amount, so it took a few taps to get it all the power into the powder measure tray. I was thinking that if I...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 AM
    Monthly match in Blackfoot. http://cedarhillsgunclub.org/calendar/ I think there is a match in your area. https://idfg.idaho.gov/visit/southwest/blacks-creek/silhouette-matches If your from SW Idaho?
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Well, I finally got around to disassembling the .25 caliber power loads tonight and weighed the powder charges. The Omark "brown" S3 load had 1.4 gr of a charcoal colored flake powder in it and the Omark "black" S4 load had 1.6 gr of a powder...
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    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    Bump bump!
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    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    I have a roller in 40-65. The only problem I have had is seating a balky cartridge from black powder fouling, and the extractor doesn't have the leverage others have. If your careful with your ammo you should have no problems. Mine is very accurate.
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    03-23-2017, 11:43 PM
    It has 8 lands and groves. Groves are wider than the lands. O.D. 1 5/16". I have one on a Roller and shoot BPCRS it shoots better than I do.
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    03-23-2017, 06:56 PM
    Assuming the original ad was correct, the breech end of the Remington 514 barrel looks like this: I'm thinking that could reduced section could be threaded and then a "chamber" could be screwed onto it that was just the size necessary for the...
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    03-23-2017, 06:35 PM
    Shipping would make it not worthwhile. I sent you a link to another one that the seller had listed.
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    03-23-2017, 03:35 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    But it's colder... And if you are wanting to keep the ice cream that you just bought at the store to not be a milkshake by the time you get home, it can make sense. The good thing about the 2-liter bottles is that they are *very* watertight and...
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    03-23-2017, 03:32 PM
    I won a bid on eBay for a Remington 514 barrel (24.5" long) that is chambered in .22LR. No one else was bidding on it and I thought that just maybe I can use it to make a test barrel for the .25 or .22 power loads. Supposedly, the chamber end of...
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    03-23-2017, 03:22 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I keep a couple of 2-liter soft drink bottles filled with salt water and frozen in my deep freezer at all times and toss them in a cooler if we are going grocery shopping and might not be back home directly. When I used to be into cycling and would...
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    03-23-2017, 03:09 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    There are quite a few videos and web pages about how to convert a cheaper cooler into one that can hold ice for as long as the Yeti type coolers. Nothing magic happening with the Yeti type coolers -- it's just thicker insulation.
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    03-23-2017, 02:54 PM
    NavyVet1959 replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    Well, if you've got the freezer to do that with, you could just go ahead and freeze your own ice. :) I used large stainless steel bowls for making my ice for a cooler.
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 01:31 PM
    I have a Douglas 40 cal long basic blank. 1 in 16" twist 29.5" long unturned and not chambered. It is in new condition when I got this I had planed on a wildcat project. I sprayed rust prevent in it and put it away. I'm asking $200 plus shipping.
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    03-23-2017, 12:16 PM
    Kind of illustrates the inconsistencies in manufacturing when 6 holes that are done on the same gun at the same time are slightly different. Probably would have never noticed with regular ammo, but since we're right at the edge of manufacturing...
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    03-22-2017, 07:16 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread Rusted dies in Reloading Equipment
    Evaporust
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    03-22-2017, 05:21 PM
    The cast iron pot that I used to smelt in came with a lid. To minimize the chance of tinsel fairie attacks, I would hold the lid right in front of the pot with one hand and use the other hand to add the wheelweights around the side of the lid. If...
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    03-22-2017, 03:41 PM
    This is from the Phil Sharp book. This image is of poor quality PM me and I'll send the original. Download the image and open it in a viewer it's better.
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    03-22-2017, 02:50 PM
    Well, the UPS guy just delivered the package... I didn't hear him ring the door bell, but it was left at the front door. Both 5K packages (brown and black color codes) were packaged in another box that was exactly the size of the two boxes. No...
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    03-22-2017, 04:35 AM
    Don't think it was 15 years ago... Probably 8 years ago... At least that seems about right on how long it's been since I've seen .22LR bricks so readily available that the stores were running ads with sales on them. And it wasn't just about saving...
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    03-22-2017, 01:24 AM
    I'm thinking "granule" just sounds too small when you're talking about that type of powder. Maybe "pellets" would be a better term... :)
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    03-21-2017, 10:51 PM
    I wouldn't mind having a couple of the physical grains of that power just to put on display. That's some pretty big grains. Grinding those grains down to a size that would be usable in any firearms that I have though might end up being an...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check